Two Russian train bombs may be linked to terrorist group
This information is in follow up to other articles posted about the Russian train derailment last week. In the last week, two separate train derailment incidents occurred in two separate locations in Russia. After the cause of both derailments was found to be homemade bombs placed on the tracks, it is now being debated whether a terrorist group known as the Muslim North Caucasus may be to blame.
The first incident, previously reported on by several sources, was the derailment of the passenger train en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg which resulted in many conflicting death tolls and injury reports. MSNBC stated Saturday that,
"Health Minister Tatyana Golikova said at least 26 people were killed, 18 were missing and nearly 100 were injured and hospitalized in the derailment. The Prosecutor General's office said the death toll had risen to 30, with 60 others in the hospital."
While rescue workers were claiming the death toll may have risen close to 39.
China View News reported that as of Monday morning,
"The death toll from the derailment of a Russian express train has risen to 26 after an injured woman died in a hospital Sunday night, the Interfax news agency reported... [and]... As of Monday morning, over 50 people are still hospitalized, RIA Novosti reported...The luxury train carrying more than 600 passengers is popular with business executives and government officials. Among the dead are Boris Yevstratikov, the head of the Russian State Reserves Agency, and Sergei Tarasov, a former senator from St. Petersburg..."
Unfortunately, the full devastation of this attack may not be known for a few more days.
The second incident was reported this morning, as another bomb exploded under a train in the Russian area of Degastan. Thankfully no one was injured. Reuters.com released that,
"...A bomb exploded under a train in Russia's troubled Dagestan on Monday but there were no fatalities, police said, just days after a similar blast killed 26 passengers on a train from Moscow to St Petersburg."